March 11, 2013
St. John’s University and its surrounding community will host
St. Baldrick’s and Locks of Love’s benefit for children with cancer
on Thursday March 14, 2013 on its Queens and Staten Island campuses
at 1:45 p.m.
This year’s event will also be honoring a
child, Gabrielle, who has benefitted from the research of St.
Baldrick’s and is now cancer free. She, along with her family, will
be presented with a signed St. John’s basketball jersey from the
men’s and women’s teams in honor of her courageous battle.
Several St. John’s students and employees will
have their heads shaved in front of a crowd of their peers for St.
Baldrick’s including: University Provost Dr. Robert A.
Mangione, Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Jason Miller,
Associate VP and Dean of Students Daniel Trujillo, Associate
Director of Development Rino Grzinic, and Administrative Assistant
(Pharmaceutical Sciences) Suzette Weiss, among
others. In addition, Professor of
Management Dr. Andrea Licari will cut off approximately
eight inches for “Locks of Love.”
- What: St.
John’s University Students and Employees
for St. Baldrick’s; Donate Hair to “Locks of Love”
Thursday March 14, 2013 1:45 p.m.
D’Angelo Center Living Room
asked to raise money for childhood cancer research with 100% of the
proceeds going directly to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, and as
part of the effort, donating participants are asked to shave their
heads in solidarity with the children who suffer from cancer. Along
with this wonderful event, contributors also can participate in
Locks of Love, a non-for-profit organization, that donates “locks”
(hair 10 inches or longer) to be used to make wigs for children
suffering from hair-loss diseases.
For media inquiries, please contact the Office
of Media Relations at St. John’s University, by calling (718)
990-2451, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.